Calendar

  Register for an acctivity at the Club's monthly meeting or by contacting the Leader directly

  The Calendar is updated regularly however always check with the Leader to confirm arrangements

  A complete description of and information about the activity is provided at the Club meeting prior to the activity

  It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit enough for the activity. 

We have a grading system but even so, what can be an easy walk for one person may be quite strenuous for another.  MINIMUM REQUREMENT FOR CLUB WALKS:  Any new members not from another Bushwalking Club must first participate in a training walk up "The Mongrel" (Mount Cotton) prior to engaging in any of our Redland Bushwalkers Club walks, which are rated 3 or higher in difficulty.

  DW = Day Walk   BC = Base Camp   TW = Through Walk   AB = Abseiling    CYC = Bike Ride    
  SOC = Social    KAY = Kayaking    TR = Training

  WALK GRADINGS:

Distance

Terrain

Fitness

S

Short Under 10km per day.

1-3

Graded track or open terrain, no scrub.

1-3

Easy, suitable for beginners.

M

Medium 10-15km per day.

4-5

Off track, bush, minor scrub, rainforest, rock hopping, minor scrambling.

4-5

Medium, Reasonable fitness required.

L

Long 15-20 km per day.

6-7

As above + thick scrub. Major rock scrambling using hands.

6-7

As above + agility required.

X L

Extra Long 20km+ per day.

8-9

As above + rope and technical ability required.

8-9

Hard strenuous, fit walkers only.

  KIT LISTS FOR WALKING   -   Day Walk Kit List   -   Through Walk Kit List


 

as of 12/07/2019  
     
  July  
     
  PHOTOSHARECONTEST - GET YOUR ENTRIES READY - CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS  
     

Thur 4 July DW S T2-3 F2-3 - 10:00 - Meet at Gertrude Petty Place, Mt. Gravatt OutlookDrive.  Spend a couple of hours in Toohey Forest, some off track walking and hills up to the summt.  If you use poles bring them along.  Bring luch/coffe/tea.  Contact Amanda 0401017941  
     
  Sat-Sun 6-7 July: L 6 5. Gheerulla Falls through walk, Mapleton (part of Sunshine Coast Great Walk). This is perfect for those looking for an uncomplicated through walk along tracks, camping overnight at Ubajee walkers’ camp, a designated tent-only camping area with a toilet and a water tank. There are also hills, a creek and views. One day will be about 8km and the other about 16km, depending which way we choose to go. Limit eight people, and it will cost $6.55 each to camp. For more information about the walk, click here: we’re doing the Mapleton (Delicia Rd) section. https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/parks/great-walkssunshine-coast/about.html. Contact Tracy 0417 665 382.  
     
  Sat-Sun 6-7 July: FMR Vertical Rescue Course.  Murphy's Creek Escape Campground  Click here for details.  Contact Judy Moodie Stuart 0408 874 315  
     
  Wed 10th July - Club Meeting  - 7:00-7:30 at  Lion's Club Hall, 122 Shore Street North , Cleveland - Presentation by John Bates - self-critiqiue on photos taken on Photo Safari in Africa.  Click here for PHOTOSHARECOMP details  
     
   
 

Fri 12th July -  S T3 F3 – Egret Colony Wetlands/Victoria Point Foreshore/Point Halloran Conservation Area – Meet at 8:00 at Victoria Point Uniting Church (Point O'Halloran Road just past the intersection with Colbourne Avenue).  Street parking available.. Walk is approximately 8 kms, visiting three natural sites noted.  Connecting links are through residential streets.  Mostliy "soft ground" walk on grass.  Some Level 1 bushbashing involved in the Egret Colony Wetlands. Morning tea mid-morning on the Esplanade (loos available).  Arrive back at the cars around 11:00.  Coffee at the Pelican Nest Mall - 3 minutes drive. Jean Perlin 0401 213 315 or jeanperlin@hotmail.com and Leah Stephens 0499 234 606 or lstephens@tpg.com.au

 
     
 

Sat 13th DW S T3 F3 - Mount Cotton Walk. This walk is approx. 7 km return and takes about two hours.  Suitable as an introductory walk for prospective new members, or a training walk for members.  There will be an option to take the harder walk up Mongrel Hill.  We will leave from the Green Box at 7:30 am.  Plenty of parking on the opposite side of the road in a cleared gravel area in front of property No. 712-730 West Mount Cotton Rd., Sheldon.  Hiking poles are recommended as there are loose gravel spots. (We have some spare poles available if you need to borrow one.)  After the walk we have coffee at the Wet Mount Cotton Nursery and Cafe. Instructions  Contact Leisa Harris 0418 138 153 

 
     
  Wed 17 July DW M T3 F4  Long Creek Falls  Meet at Beaudesert and be ready to leave by 7.30 am at Jubilee Park near Council’s Library on Brisbane Street (toilets).  From Beaudesert we take the Lions Road turning just before Rathdowney.   The walk itself is mostly along a shady NSW/Qld border fence about 12 km in total.  The falls view will be our morning tea spot unless hunger strikes earlier.  Possible option at the falls if anyone would like to go further for a view of open farmland towards the East.  From here we return via the same path and continue towards the West where there are stunning views of Mount Lindsay, Barney etc.  Lunch.  The walk is quite undulating and anyone who has been walking Mt Cotton should have no trouble with the walk.  It is a great trainer!   This walk was introduced to me and others by Norm in 2013.  Norm sadly passed away in March.  Malcolm sent me his hilarious report he did at the time, so expect to hear more from him on it!  Contact is Alison Short 0407 693 880  
     
  Sat 20 July ABS – Kangaroo Point - Beginners – 7am start at the Rotunda at Kangaroo Point (opposite Mormon Church). Some of us will be there setting up from about 6.15am. We expect to be finished by 10.30am. Great opportunity and venue for learning new skills and practicing abseiling. Please let me know as soon as possible if you are interested by email: t.davern@hotmail.com or phone 0411 512 202 (after 12/7/19), so that appropriate equipment and planning can be organised  
     
  Sun 21 July – ABS – East Barney Falls – Ted Wassenberg 0428 753 297  
     
  Sat 27 Jul – M T3 F3Caves Circuit / Lower Bellbird Circuit

12-13km (approx 4-5hr at a fairly easy pace) leaving from the middle Binna Burra carpark (near driveway to Lodge). We will first follow the Caves Circuit track along the slope above the Coomera Valley past eroded overhang caves, back up to the road at the lower carpark.  We will then walk downhill beside the road for a short distance and begin the Lower Bellbird Circuit track, first through classic Lamington rainforest, past some picturesque rock walls and then a long steady climb back up, with several impressive viewpoints looking down into Numinbah Valley, finally returning to the middle carpark.  Easy graded track all the way, suitable for beginners. Leah Stephenslstephens@tpg.com.au / 0499234606 

 
  August  
 

 

 
  PHOTOSHARECOMP - CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS/upload/files/Photographic/PhotoshareComp2019PDF2.pdf  
     
 

Sat 3rd August – S T7 F5 Mt Greville via Razorback - The grading is due to exposure on the razorback and also some scrambling involved.   We will descend via the SE ridge.  Meeting is at Aratula (Puma) at 7.45.  It is not a long walk and we should be back at the cars early afternoon. Contact – Judy 0408874315 or judym-s@bigpond.com or Bea 0409828589  Bea - beaberger@hotmail.com

 
     
 

Sun 4th Basic Navigation FMR is offering a course in basic navigation, including how to use a map and compass. FMR courses are highly recommended, so if you missed the one earlier in the year, this one is for you. Contact Judy M-S 0408 874 315 

 
     
 

BC Fri 9-Sun 11 Mt Barney Wnter Base Camp (with a Christmas twist!)  - Mt Batney is one of SE Qld's famous icons.  You may have heard this being said..."you ain't a bushwalker until you have done Mt. Barney"!  So is you haven's seen Mt Barney or visited this area then the Winter Base CAmp will give you that opportunity.  This is a base camp with a Christmas twist to it!   Click here for details  Laurel Santry 0438 080 157 , Rob Santry 0416 150 737 

 
Weekend BC  Lemon Tree camping area, Main Range east of Yangan.  DATE TO BE CONFIRMED. This base camp is mainly for a water drop on Saturday on Huntley saddle for the Scenic Rim team that will be coming through a week or so later, but other walking options may be acailable. This is a fantastic area to hike in.  Suitable for the adventurous who are prepared to carry 5-6 litres of extra water uphill to the saddle.  On the Sunday we plan to return to Brisbane via Deal Horse Mountina where we will also do a water drop.  Please contact Mats 0423 718 811 or Malcolm 0413 940 747 for details.

 

Sat 10th DW S T3 F3 - Venman Reserve-  Venman Rd, off West Mount Cotton Road.  Meet at carpark at 7:00am.  This 7.5 km trail is along the banks of Tingalpa Creek and into open eucalypt forest  Undulating, with hills steep enough to give you a work-out.  Creek crossings with stepping stones.  Loose gravel track, so hiking poles are handy.  A good introductory walk for prospective new members. (For those wanting a longer walk, an extra loop of approx 2km can be taken into the old quarry).  Smoko - back at the picnic tables, so bring whatever you need to enjoy a Cuppa and something to eat in a bush setting.  A fold-up chair is also handy. Dudley Reid 0407 646 057 

 
     
 

Wed 14th Ekka Wednesday - Club meeting - 7pm for 7.30pm at Lions Club Hall, 122 Shore Street North, Cleveland.  August is our Scenic Rim Great Adventure month. We’ll also be filling in our calendar for the next few months, and running through some equipment dos and don’ts.  Also details here for the Photoshare Competition

 
     

πŸ’‘πŸ’‘Sat 17th- Sat 31 DW/BC Great Scenic Rim Walk 😊- Get Involved - something for everyone!! For more information and  Map Details   Contact Malcolm Thomson 0413 940 747 

 
     
 

September

 
     
 

Wed 11th Club meeting- 7pm for 7.30pm at Lions Club Hall, 122 Shore Street North, Cleveland. Also details here for the Photoshare Competition

 
     
 

Sat 14th DW S T3 F3 - Mount Cotton Walk  This walk is approx. 7 km return and takes about two hours.  Suitable as an introductory walk for prospective new members, or a training walk for members.  There will be an option to take the harder walk up Mongrel Hill.  We will leave from the Green Box at 7:00am.  Plenty of parking on the opposite side of the road in a cleared gravel area in front of property No. 712-730 West Mount Cotton Rd., Sheldon.  Hiking poles are recommended as there are loose gravel spots. (We have some spare poles available if you need to borrow one.)  After the walk we have coffee at the Wet Mount Cotton Nursery and Cafe. Instructions  Russell de Leacy Monica de Leacy 3206 6309 

 
     
  Fri 27th Sep Mon 30th Sep  Pilgrimage. This year's Pilgrimage will be held over the weekend of 27 - 29, 30 September. Venue is Camp Laurence on Moogerah Dam. This will be the 50th Pilgrimage and in addition to the traditional format of walks and the bush dance, some extra activities are planned along with an historical display of past Pilgrimages. The option of extending your stay to the Monday will also be available. Preliminary details are on the BWQ website, and a dedicated website for Pilgrimage 2019 .  For futher details click here.  
     
  October  
     
  Sat 5 - Sun 7 - Date Saver -  Base Camp  at Broadwater Sundown National Park. Day walks from the campsite, vary from easy to moderate to difficult depending on who and how many people are in the camp. Contact Ted Wassenberg  
     
 

Mon 7th Queens Birthday 

 
     
  Wed 9th Club meeting- 7pm for 7.30pm at Lions Club Hall, 122 Shore Street North, Cleveland. As the weather heats up, short walks that finish before the heat of the day become very attractive, so we’ll be looking at short walks around Brisbane. Social night and photo competition.   
     
  Sat 12th DW S T3 F3 -Venman Reserve- Venman Rd, off West Mount Cotton Road. Directions here  Meet at carpark at 7:00am.  This 7.5 km trail is along the banks of Tingalpa Creek and into open eucalypt forest  Undulating, with hills steep enough to give you a work-out.  Creek crossings with stepping stones.  Loose gravel track, so hiking poles are handy (we have some spares).  A good introductory walk for prospective new members. (For those wanting a longer walk, an extra loop of approx 2km can be taken into the old quarry).  Smoko - back at the picnic tables, so bring whatever you need to enjoy a Cuppa and something to eat in a bush setting  
     
  November  
     
  Wed 13th Club meeting- 7pm for 7.30pm at Lions Club Hall, 122 Shore Street North, Cleveland. At our last meeting for the year we’ll look at some dos and don’ts of bushwalking, abseiling, kayaking, cycling and all our other activities  
     
  Sat 16th DW S T3 F3 Mount CottonThis walk is approx. 7 km return and takes about two hours.  Suitable as an introductory walk for prospective new members,or a training walk for members.  There will be an option to take the harder walk up Mongrel Hill.  We will leave from the Green Box at 7:00am.  Plenty of parking on the opposite side of the road in a cleared gravel area in front of property No. 712-730 West Mount Cotton Rd., Sheldon.  Hiking poles are recommended as there are loose gravel spots. (We have some spare poles available if you need to borrow one.)  After the walk we have coffee at the Wet Mount Cotton Nursery and Cafe. Instructions   
     
     
  Fri 29 Nov  to Sun Dec 1 -     Christmas Party - Date Claimer - Details to follow  
     

BC 2020  Day Walks in the Blue Mountain    8 Nights Feb16th-24th.  
 

M T4 F4

This outing will entail a number of day walks around the Blue Mountains area, which may include Grand Canyon, National Pass, Prince Henry Cliff walk, Govetts Leap Cliff Top walk, Scenic World to Ruined Castle. Accommodation will be in a house (probably in Katoomba). Dinner meals will be shared, with everyone cooking for the group at least once. This trip will coincide with a small group of abseilers who will be canyoning in the area.

 

Numbers are limited to a maximum of 8

A deposit will be required by October to secure your position  Contact David Rae 0400 459 519

 

Click here for Info on walks:-

 

https://www.bestsydneywalks.com/blue-mountains-walks/

 

Click here for more information 

https://www.walkmyworld.com.au/posts/best-things-to-do-in-the-blue-mountains

 
     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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